Course Description

This accounting course provides students with a sound knowledge base in financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, business law and finance.

This vocationally oriented and student-centred course provides students with employment and professional skills needed in a rapidly changing business environment. It allows for flexibility of study and prepares students for careers in a variety of business fields. In addition, communication, presentation and problem-solving skills are emphasised.

Students have a wide choice of business units from which they can choose electives that will complement their personal interests and career options. Alternatively students may select electives from other disciplines including language studies, anthropology, history, social science, indigenous studies, applied science and engineering.

The flexibility of Charles Darwin University courses permits students with satisfactory progress to move from an enrolment in the Bachelor of Accounting to the Bachelor of Commerce without penalty.


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 55.0% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 86.3% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 75.0% (national average 78.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Charles Darwin University (CDU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 84.2% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 6.3% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $69,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Code: BACC

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements
Admission requirements are met by one of the following: Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*. Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0. 5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).